reply to post by SkepticOverlord
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Originally posted by BrokenCircles
as soon as it has been posted, it becomes the property of 'The Above Network'.
That statement is an often repeated myth that is completely incorrect.
The content you post is always yours. But when you post, you give ATS the irrevocable nonexclusive right to use what you post.
I won't even
attempt to dissect all
of the words within the T&C's. Too many big words, and I may quickly lose interest.
....But from what I've read, I'm not seeing how my statement could be 'completely incorrect'. Partially incorrect? Maybe, but not completely.
It may be a shared ownership, but after my 2 hours are up, I have no power to do anything at all with my post. I can't remove it. I can't add to it. I
can't change it. All I can do is ask nicely, and maybe someone will do it for me.
You, on the other hand, not only have the power to do anything you want to my post, but you also have the power to grant another 3rd party permission
to do whatever..........
[color=777777](Not that anybody would want any of my posts, so that's hypothetical of course.)
You will not copy, distribute, display, or publicly perform material from the Websites to Post on other websites or quote in offline research in a
manner that does not comply with the Creative Commons License that specifies the author's member name as a member of AboveTopSecret.com, includes
[color=FFE7A3]The Above Network, LLC and the member as owners of the content, provides the title of the thread, and a full URL to the board
Even if I were to re-post my own comments to another website, according to the T&C's, I'm supposed to acknowledge TAN, right? I don't think you know
who I am, so if I re-posted to another website, you wouldn't know if I was me, or if I was someone else.
Now if I actually am the owner, then I want some of them back. I've had some informative posts that I had spent some time on, that got trashed,
because a Mod was too lazy to remove a couple posts, and just trashed the whole thread instead.
reply to post by Pirateninjah
Originally posted by Pirateninjah
.....maybe this site was created by the FBI and CIA to track some crazies that missed the 'facebook fad'
That might have been somewhat slightly plausible if not for the small fact that ATS was online before Facebook.
edit on 12/23/12 by BrokenCircles because: (no reason given)